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Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas, 80, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017, at Mosaic Life Care.
He was born February 3, 1937 to Milton and Mary (Lankford) Thomas.
Richard worked in construction for several years and then in the maintenance department at the MO National Guard.
He was multi-talented and enjoyed helping the youth, adults, and seniors with baseball, softball, basketball, horseshoes, hunting, fishing, woodworking, house painting, singing, and teaching each how to perform and be successful. Richard was also a gifted musician; playing the harmonica, guitar, and trumpet.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary E. Tillman.
Survivors include son, Joe Roy Hamilton; nieces and nephews, Mary McDonald (Charles), Candy Embray (John), Terri Deayon (Harrion); great nieces and nephews, Charlie McDonald (Molly), Erin Steele (Ridge), Taylor Deayon, Tarrin Deayon; great-great nieces and nephews, Talena Martin, Destiny McDonald, Rayna Steele; brother-in-law, Ronald Tillman; long time companion, Katherine Taylor, her loving family, and a host of devoted cousins and extended family.
Farewell Services 10:30 A.M. Saturday, Holsey Chapel ICM. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Alzheimer's Association Northwest MO.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506





10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Holsey Chapel ICM

1001 S. 14th Street
St. Joseph, Missouri 64503

Cemetery Details


Memorial Park Cemetery

5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association Northwest MO


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